Flashback Friday: The BMW Diesel-Powered Lincoln Mark VII

In the early 80s American automakers were caught flat-footed by yet another oil crisis and serious inflation woes. This led to the rapid deployment of diesel cars, which no American automaker had any experience with. While GM developed an awful diesel V8 on its own, Ford paired with BMW to offer a line of diesel-powered Lincoln Mark VII coupes that are today valued more for their rarity than performance.

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2014 BMW 328d Rated At 32/45 MPG

The popularity of diesel engines in new cars is rising in America, though over in Germany driving diesels is a way of life. The BMW 328d is the latest diesel-powered sedan that Bimmer will offer to Americans, and it will also be the most efficient, boasting a 32 mpg city rating and an outstanding 45 mpg on the highway.

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BMW Reveals Plans For Slew Of Upcoming Diesel Models

The diesels are coming, the diesels are coming! America may be short on diesel-powered cars right now, but the next few years promise an influx of modern diesel engines across a variety of brands, including the Ultimate Driving Machine, BMW. Leaked plans for a variety of diesel Bimmers have hit the Internet…and I like what I see.

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